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Helen Hartnell

BAR Book Review Editor, Gastprofessorin Freie Universität Berlin

  • Golden Gate University (San Francisco), Professor of Law
  • University of California (Berkeley), Ph.D. candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
  • Universität zu Köln (2004-2006), Visiting Scholar
  • im WS 2006/07 DAAD-Gastprofessorin an der Freien Universität Berlin


  • Die politische Rolle von juristischen Berufsgruppen (legal professionals) in EU Governance
  • Föderalismustheorie
  • Ziviljustiz (Prozessuales Recht, IPR, Justizverwaltung)
  • Sozialtheorie, z.Z. auch Migration im deutschen sowie im europäischen Recht

Further areas of Specialization: International Economic Law (Transactions & Regulation), Private International Law, European and Comparative Law

Further Information

  • Former practicing international attorney in Germany (Gleiss, Lutz, Hootz & Partner) and in the United States (Foley & Lardner)
  • Taught at Freie Universitaet, Berlin; Tulane Law School, ELTE Law School and Central European University (both in Budapest, Hungary); SMU School of Law; Harvard Law School (Graduate Program); and American University of Armenia (Yerevan)
  • Chair, Private International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law
  • Co-rapporteur, Committee on Regional Economic Development Law of the International Law Association
  • Has numerous publications on international and comparative law, including "Rousing the Sleeping Dog: The Validity Exception to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods"; "The First Five-Year Span (1989-1994): Law and Religion in Post-Communist Hungary"; "Subregional Coalescence in European Regional Integration"; and "European Integration through the Kaleidoscope: the View from the Central and East European Margins"
  • Member of the Illinois State Bar Association

Some Publications